New favourite in rotation, Pen of the Day #17

My current favourite pen to use, that I’ve been picking up for most things is my recently acquired Kaweco Pink Ice Sport with medium nib. I was waiting to get one because I wanted to get a pink version of the whole line (I’ll probably post on it, but it includes a clutch pencil, rollerballs, ballpoints, mechanical pencils, etc.) and was hoping to buy them all from one supplier so I would be less likely to get vastly different shades of pink for each item.

However, I got really impatient and finally caved on the fountain pen. I got it at Goulet Pens (they of the evil awesomeness that is hundreds of available ink samples and stunningly excellent and personal customer service – no I don’t work there or get stuff from them, they are just people who love pens and ink and love sharing those loves and do so at a good price). I think it might have been on sale which is why I finally pulled the trigger on the purchase. 🙂

In the same order I also got three spring/seasonal ink samples from Pilot Iroshizuku. I really adore their bottles, the beauty of the colours, the modern vibrancy yet still with a sense of history and nature. Plus I’ve never heard a bad review other than some with slower dry times which doesn’t impact my ink decisions. I go by colour primarily.

I wanted samples for spring that would coincide with when I’d be using them. I must admit that the idea of using different specific inks seasonally really appeals to me. Only the most “me” colours in their line are all fall and winter ones (not normally a YAY SPRING kind of person) so I only got three samples to try that were if not “spring”, then non-specific (unsure about glory vine’s seasonality)
Tsuki-yo (Moonlight)
yama-budo (crimson glory vine)
Tsutsuji (Azalea)

So when I got my Ice Sport, I decided to ink it up with the colour I’d not pick first, the blue, Tsuki-yo. I must say it is *stunning*. I’ll do a proper review of it before I run out, but it’s a smoky teal blue with so much depth and character. It made me like blue ink. 🙂

Here’s a quick pic of the (Medium nib) Kaweco Pink Ice Sport with Tsuki-yo ink in the cartridge. It wasn’t done for the blog, but to show someone the grip section, but it’s all I’ve got at 12:30am. 🙂 I’ll update with more shots of the pen and nib.

Thanks for looking! Happy creating!


Pen a Day 009

Just pix, too sick sleepy. Pilot Frixion .3mm needle point in Cherry Blossom pink. received ages ago for winning a twitter contest/giveaway. There’s a story behind it but It’ll have to wait. I’ll update with it tomorrow.

I use it in my super-mini pink Moleskine weekly datebook since it’s erasable and appointments tend to change. I bought it myself (and was ripped off, the quality control and overall quality is horrid.)






Pen a Day 008

Still sick (UGH chest cold of DOOM) so back to phone pics, unfortunately. However I’ve tried with all my fancy equipment to capture this pencil and it just won’t happen regardless, so we’ll go with what we have.

This one is quite nostalgic. It’s one of the oldest pencils in my current possession (I have LOTS more at my parent’s house back in Oklahoma, this is just one of the few oldies that made it to California with me.) that I purchased myself. It’s a Pentel Quicker Clicker in 0.5mm lead size, translucent green plastic body. I purchased this in fourth grade with my own money at a place called Burkhart’s Office Supply (though I vaguely remember it being called something else for a time, also starting with “B”) in Tulsa, OK. It was fairly expensive for a kiddo but definitely under $10. I don’t remember exactly how much, but new ones go for between $2 and $6 online. I had a couple of these at times, but this is the one that made it the *cough* twenty-plus years to today. Still works great, though the metal lead sheath at the point is smooshed in a bit, no biggie, doesn’t affect performance at all. The bug deal with these is the side-lead advance button. It’s supposed to be more efficient or something, which it may be, but it was just cool and novel to the young pencil-obsessed kid I was. Ok, enough memory-lane and details, onto the pics. (btw there will be more of this guy, I’m always on the quest to capture the engraved “0.5 Pentel JAPAN” on the chrome clip.)




Pen a Day 007

omg I nearly forgot today’s pen, thanks to qDot’s Skyrim marathon. I’ve got a few minutes to squeeze it in before technically it’s tomorrow, so forgive the super rushed flash-heavy shots, no time to futz with bounce lights and all that. but there’s several, so hopefully that will make up for the quality.

Rilakkuma novelty pen, purchased in Taiwan by qDot and given to me as a gift. Love the click-button and the coffee and chocolate (two favourite things) theme.